(זֵק, zek, bond or chain in general, only in the plur. Job 36:8, else-where chains." Ps 149:8; Isa 45:14; Na 3:10; כֶּבֶל, ke'bel, sing. Perhaps the link joining the fetter, Ps 105:18; plur. and of iron, 149:8; נחשֶׁת -necho'sheth, brazen, in the dual, the appropriate term, La 3:7; Jg 16:21; 2Sa 3:34; 2Ki 25:7; Jer 39:7; Jer 52:11; πέδη, implying that they were for the feet, in the plur., Mr 5:4; Lu 8:29; Ecclus. 6:24, 29; 21:19), shackles or chains for binding prisoners, whether by the wrists or ankles. The Philistines bound Samson with fetters of copper (Jg 16:21). Manasseh and Zedekiab, king of Judah were bound with fetters by the Chaldaens and carried to Babylon (2Ch 33:11; 2Ki 25:7). Manacles for the feet and hands are represented on the Assyrian monuments (Layard, Nineveh, ii, 376; Kitto, Daily Bible Illustrations, ii, 437). SEE CHAIN. 'One mode of securing prisoners among the Egyptians, as depicted on the monuments,-was to enclose their hands in an elongated fetter of wood, made of two opposite segments, nailed together at each end, such as are used for a similar purpose in Egypt at the present day (Wilkinson, Ancient Egyptians, i, 410, abridgm.).

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